FRANCE: Cat or Kitten?

The turmoil of French politics subsided as quickly as it began. The events of last week, incomprehensible though they seem, were, viewed in the glowing after-light, the outcome of logic and political wisdom, no matter how salutary in effect they may be.

Ex-Premier Aristide Briand failed to form a Cabinet. He wanted the support and representation of the entire cartel des gauches (Left bloc), but the Unified Socialists refused to accept such conditions.

President Gaston Doumergue did not, contrary to expectation, invite M. Briand to take another shot at Ministry-making; instead, he called...

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